Highlighting mystery as the heart of Christian theology, Randal Rauser leads the reader on a riveting and, at times, unsettling journey through the major doctrines encapsulated in the Apostles’ Creed. In each case he illustrates how a theoretical understanding of the doctrine as yet eludes us. We simply do not know, and cannot, know what it means for God to be Trinity, how Christ can be both human and divine, or how the atonement works.
Rauser shows that the journey of thinking theologically (which arises out of a love for and worship of God within a communal atmosphere) is as important as the end result of establishing doctrines. In this way the author seeks to steer us on a steady middle course between the twin perils of evangelicalism (heightening the doctrine) and liberalism (heightening the process).
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- Title: Faith Lacking Understanding
- Author: Randal Rauser
- Publisher: Paternoster
- Publication Date: 2008
- Pages: 208
About Randal Rauser
Randal Rauser received his BA from Trinity Western University, his MCS from Regent College, and his PhD from King’s College in London. He is the assistant professor of historical theology at Taylor Seminary. He has authored and co-authored numerous books, including Christian Philosophy A–Z and Theology in Search of Foundations.